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Catawba County GIS Data

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Topographic survey data at your fingertips (no surveyor required)!

Save tens of thousands on surveys by taking advantage of new, high-resolution topographic data available online, in the Equator platform.

  • Find accurate elevation data for your project
  • Generate contours, DEMs and surfaces

  • Download data as .SHP or GeoTIFF for GIS and CAD software programs

Slash project timelines with early access to better data

Meet project milestones by tapping into a centralized GIS data source for design and assessment, right from the kickoff!  Stop waiting weeks and months for GIS resources.

  • Instantly view your site in vivid detail

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How To

How to find the GIS data you need

Get data for GIS worflows:

  • Login or Signup for Equator

  • Search for your project location and create a New Site

  • Add and Download GIS Data as a shapefile or GeoTIFF file

  • Import Contours, Parcels, DEMs, DSMs, or Orthoimages into GIS or CAD Software

Catawba County FAQ’s

Catawba County is located in North Carolina (NC).

Catawba County was part of one of the largest gold producing areas in the entire US until 1848.

The population of Catawba County, North Carolina is 160,610 (2020 census).

Catawba County, North Carolina was founded in 1842.

The biggest city in Catawba County, NC is Hickory.

The total area of Catawba County, North Carolina is 416.02 square miles.


Equator is mapping and design software with thousands of built-in data sets. Equator is used by civil engineers, architects, and construction professionals around the world to find, build, and share maps and designs instantly.

Equator indexes data from open data portals around the world.  Many data sets are pulled in automatically through APIs and others are added by our team of GIS experts and geospatial developers.

Equator goes above and beyond other data platforms, by layering on automated GIS services.  Instead of hiring specialists to collect or process data, Equator allows you to independently create deliverables that meet your project needs in minutes.

GIS, or Geographic Information System, is a technology that allows for the collection, analysis, and interpretation of spatial and geographical data. It integrates various types of information, such as maps, satellite imagery, and demographic data, to help users make informed decisions and understand patterns and relationships within geographic locations.

The accuracy of the GIS data on Equator is based on the GIS source. Check out the metadata associated with your site to determine the accuracy.

Downloading GIS data from Equator is easy. Simply login or create a new account and create a new site by pressing the +NEW SITE button. In the data menu select the type of data you are looking for (contours, DEM, DSM, orthoimagery, or parcels). Apply the data to your site, then in the Layers menu, select the download arrow.

There are so many GIS software programs available. The cost of each program varies from free to thousands of dollars per license. The capabilities of each program are also slightly different. GIS programs include: QGIS, ArcGIS, Manifold GIS, Equator, Mapline, Grass GIS, Post GIS, and Open Layers. Which program you choose is dependent on your needs and capabilities.

Catawba County GIS FAQ’s

The Catawba County, NC GIS dataset is derived from USGS 3D Elevation Program.

The data for Catawba County, North Carolina was collected in 2017.